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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
500ml bottles and 440/500ml cans: Filtered. Also available in kegs under nitro pressure.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1792) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Gifted bottle. Dark amber colour, small white head that lasted. A sweet aroma with hints of malts, and caramel. Taste similar. Not a bad beer from Greene King.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1043) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma is plum, raisin, raisins and sweet grain. Taste is sweet malts, dark fruits and a creaminess. Finishes fairly blandly. Appearance is a medium brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (1656) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
@ Havregatan 150221. Can (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and light fruity with caramelly notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and malty with alcoholic notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
500ml bottle, BB Dec 2015. Dark orange, clear, highly sparkling, big thick foamy white head endures and leaves some foamy lacing. Aroma is like old Quality Street toffees that have sat in the box for a while, a bit of card and dust, background metallic notes. Body is medium, foamy in the mouth, low-ish carbonation. Big English noble hop character in the flavour - ashy and astringent, some more toffee and wholewheat bread, very drying and a little metallic in the finish. This sort of beer has to catch me in the mood, and today I’m in the mood. Not bad, though I can really see why others might not have liked it. Better than the cask version.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hank37 (167) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
Low carbonation and head. Orange in colour. Malty bready aromas with residual sweetness and a touch of honey/toffee. It’s ok if someone else is buying

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hoppy_Luke (623) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Kolejne nijakie piwo. Wydawać by się mogło, że robi się takie, żeby nie zniechęcić przeciętnego konsumenta jakimś udziwnieniem, specyficznym smakiem. Problem polega na tym, że metaliczność w niemalże każdym piwie skutecznie zniechęca i przeciętnego i nieprzeciętnego konsumenta! A w tym konkretnym było jej całkiem sporo. Nie będę się rozpisywał, bo nie ma w tym piwie niczego, co zachwyca, niczego ciekawego, niczego, co wyróżnia Abbot Ale spośród innych. Dochodzę powoli do wniosku, że to w ogóle dość słaby browar. I tyle...

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Potts (9) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Had it in a king can. Every sip reminded me of tequila. Not something I enjoy. Will pass next time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LED40 (79) - SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Pours dark amber with an off white head. There is very little aroma and the taste is malt, biscuit, caramel, toasted bread, nuts and medium to low bitterness. It goes down smooth and the carbonation is limited but there is lacing left on the glass. Overall this beer is worth a try but there is nothing to separate it from the crowd for the style. The drinkability is high and you don’t notice the slightly above average abv.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Can. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a moderate tan head on there. First whiff had some fig and raisins in there, with a lot of grass and stale grains to it. Taste is slightly bitter, with a very smooth creamy feel to it. OK, but nothing great.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarageBrewer80 (162) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Burk från SB. Bärnstenfärgad kropp med gräddigt skum. Doft av bröd, knäck och amber malt. Lätt frisk smak av tall, sötad limpa och malt. Lite metalisk bitter eftersmak.


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